Dickey to Marian, yes, he is now Marian's champions (so he says) By my claiming the "ma-[illegible]ship" of Mr. Keith I lost all claim in that direction.
I do wish I could have been with Helen and Marian when they went to see you in Martinez but I must stay home and work. I know I enjoy
My dear Mr. Muir:-
It is not lack of appreciation that has kept me from answering your beautiful long letter.
I have been over the map many times and I see us in my mind's eye trailing up those wonderful mountains and through the canons. [diacritic]
We had not planned to join the Sierra Club party next year but may do so when the time comes.
Will you be there? I suppose with all your work you can never tell what a year will bring forth.
[illegible] Mr. Gannett self-exiled on dull census business, dull to you. He is such a
kindly man. We have had so many different books sent us through him. I missed Dr. Merriam as he passed through I was not at home when he called I am still l[illegible]ting. I heard he was ill. I hope nothing serious.
Judge Hittell has transferred all his affections from Mrs.
play the more for the work I do.
I found an article on the King's River Canon [diacritic] in a back number of the Harpers I enjoyed it immensely. I always more enjoy reading about things after I have seen them. All that is in your books seem so vivid to me now.
We expect Marian back the end of this week she has been gone over two months and I have missed her very much. I hope you will forgive me for not writing but I did not want to bore you and you must realize how much I value yours.
Believe me very sincerely yours
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 26.5 cm.
Mosgrove, Ellie, "Letter from Ellie Mosgrove to John Muir, [ca. 1906]." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3616.
Reel 16, Image 0511
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